JANANI’S JULIET

Director : pankaj rishi kumar / 53:00 mins / India / 2019

JANANI’S JULIET

India / 53:00 / 2019/ Tamil, English

Direction, Editing, DoP & Sound Design Pankaj Rishi Kumar Other Pritam Das, Vinayak Ram

Synopsis: Deeply disturbed by a spate of honour killings in India this documentary sees Indianostrum, a Pondicherry based theatre group, setting out to introspect the implications of caste, class and gender through an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. What emerges in the process is a critical reflection and commentary on the contemporary world, where love struggles to survive.

Director’s Bio: Pankaj Rishi Kumar is an editor, curator, teacher and filmmaker. He was assistant editor on Sekhar Kapur’s ‘Bandit Queen’. After editing numerous documentaries and TV serials, he made his first film Kumar Talkies. His films have been screened at film festivals all over the world.